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Turning Crab Shells Into T-Shirts: Allbirds Launches Innovative Apparel

Allbirds has dropped their first t-shirt apparel, made from an unlikely material sourced from the sea. 

A few years ago, you wouldn’t think of turning sugarcane into shoes or crab shells into t-shirts.

But now, with sustainability moving to the fashion industry mainstream, repurposed and environmentally-conscious materials are becoming a sought-after staple – and Allbirds is at the forefront with their latest launch.

The TrinoXO Tee is the latest expansion in the Allbirds offering, a simple, soft t-shirt using their revolutionary materials.

Featuring their signature Trino yarn, the wool is spun with chitosan, a natural fibre derived from the shells of crabs that would otherwise have been thrown out.

True to Allbirds boundary-pushing reputation, it’s the first time the pure chitosan fibre has been used in apparel at this scale.

It boasts a 20 per cent lower carbon footprint than a standard polyester t-shirt, partly due to the clever material design that keeps it fresher for longer and requires fewer washes.

The TrinoXO Tee is the company’s second foray outside of apparel, after their Trino Underwear collection which launched earlier this year.

Click here to shop the Allbirds TrinoXO Tee.

The Perfect White Sneakers for Summer

These fresh white sneakers are the perfect addition to your summer ensemble. 

Whether you prefer the classic style or bold trainers, the perfect white sneakers are a staple in the modern wardrobe.

Paired with dressed-down streetwear or a bright summer dress, a fresh pair of white sneakers is an effortless way to elevate your look.

Launching on 23 October, luxe fashion house Aje drops an exciting collaboration with iconic sneaker designer Superga in their Resort 21 collection. Sustainably made from organic materials, the Superga x Aje sneakers see two classic styles re-imagined in ethical materials.

A favourite among sneaker fans, Gucci’s Ace sneaker is a go-to for a retro-looking low-top, featuring a pop of colour for fresh and cool finish.

For a more bold take on the classic white sneaker, you can’t go past Rick Owens x Veja sneakers, recently launched at Workshop. The athletic-inspired shoe features innovative sock sneaker design, with a minimalist feel that will elevate any look.

When it comes to finding the perfect white sneaker, you can’t go past the beloved Vans original sneaker, with its simple low top look and durable canvas material.

Department of Finery’s Tommy sneaker is the perfect everyday essential footwear, with a neon dash of colour offering a modern spin on the signature look.